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I could not find the database which has this, but I would like to know what percentage of promoted pawns ends up being a queen, rook, bishop, or knight

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    This answer seems to indirectly tell you what you want to know.
    – wimi
    Nov 17 '20 at 15:50
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Here are the percentages for each promotion type according to different sources:

|Promotion type  | ChessBase | TWIC | ICCF |
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| Queen          |      96.9 | 97.3 | 96.1 |
| Rook           |       1.1 |  1.1 |  1.7 |
| Knight         |       1.8 |  1.3 |  1.7 |
| Bishop         |       0.2 |  0.3 |  0.5 |

Details:

  • ChessBase: Percentages from 2006 ChessBase, with 3.2 million games, obtained from Wikipedia.
  • TWIC: Percentages calculated using my own script from 1.4 million games published in The Week In Chess, issues 920 (Jun. 25th, 2012) to 1358 (Nov. 16th, 2020).
  • ICCF: Percentages calculated using my own script from 0.8 million games made available by the International Correspondence Chess Federation, from the 1970s to 2018.
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    @timosenko1 If you think I have answered your question sufficiently well, feel free to accept it.
    – lodebari
    Nov 24 '20 at 11:14
  • wow 1.1% for rook. only 0.7% behind knight. insane.
    – BCLC
    Sep 1 at 20:02

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